Research that incorporates retrospective and interactional sensemaking in applied contexts
What is Translational Storytelling?
Translational storytelling refers to the ways narrative theorizing and research can inform efforts to improve individual and relational well-being as illustrated in my current work in Narrative Connection, a narrative-based intervention being tested in the context of parenting and military reintegration. Translational storytelling is interdisciplinary and applied. Narrative and storytelling theories, content, process, and functions can inform the creation of interventions and programs that help make a difference in the lives of the populations we study.
Selected Translational Storytelling Research
Koenig Kellas, J., Morgan, T., Taladay, C, Minton, M., Forte, J., & Husmann, E. (in press). Putting CNSM Theory into action: Translational storytelling in the context of parenting. Journal of Family Communication.
Willer, E. K., & Koenig Kellas, J. (2020). Testing a social aggression and translational storytelling intervention: The impact of communicated narrative sense-making on adolescent girls’ mental health. In Lippert, L., Hall, R., Miller-Ott, A., & Cochece Davis, D. (Eds.) Communicating mental health: History, concepts, & perspectives (pp. 101-122). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.